Welcome to my first blog y’all. A friend inspired me, so I am just trying to get the hang of this thing. There is a lot to learn. So I guess, you ask…why I am doing this? Good question. I guess it comes down to what is in my blood. I am a creation of my mother and father, both retired teachers. So naturally, I have educator genetics. Most of you know that I majored in History, because I thought it was my destiny to be a teacher and a coach. After college, I saw what they earned and changed my direction in life with a quick 180 degree turn and ended up in business. A major part of my responsibilities is to take my clients hunting and fishing in efforts to build relationships. I have built a lot of relationships and have had a ton of stories that came from the field.
I do all of the guiding, and all of the cooking. One of my major complaints in life is bad food, therfore my expectations for myself has always been great food. Most of my hunters are not chefs, but do ask me a lot of “How do I?” questions with regards to taking wild game and making it edible.
My claim to fame, is taking an individual that hates wild game because they had an bad expierence with grandpa because he drove around in 80 degree heat with his buck strapped down on the hood of his car for three days. Then frying it up in a pan until it was over done and hard as a rubber tire and making the grand kids eat his harvest. There is ways to making it into a masterpiece that melts in your mouth as well as give you the satifisfaction of working hard to literally putting meat on the table.
Guiding hunters is a major portion of my responsibility. Making sure they have a successful hunt is one thing, but also having a wonderful time is another. Sometimes having both is impossible due to climate, animals, shooting, injury, sand storms, and trophy hunting. That is why they call it hunting and not harvesting, but the client always goes home happy with food in his belly.
I have made wonderful friends thru guiding, and have enjoyed watching my girls grow up in the field, and my wife making roll cast on the rivers. I hope you enjoye the recipes and stories I post.